American Library Association names sustainability a trend in America’s libraries

Read the full story in the American Library Association’s State of American Libraries 2018 report.

“Sustainable thinking refers to the alignment of a library’s core values and resources,” writes Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, coordinator for library sustainability for the Mid-Hudson (N.Y.) Library System, “including staff time and energy, facilities, collections, and technology—with the local and global community’s right to endure, bounce back from disruption, and thrive by bringing new and energetic life to fruition through choices made in all areas of library operations and outreach.”

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has formed an Environment, Sustainability, and Libraries Special Interest Group to address library sustainability.

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